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by Nikos Labôt


Thirty-seven-year-old Panayiota leads a quiet, modest life with her husband (a domineering presence who spends his meagre unemployment income at gambling parlours), her rebellious teenage daughter, and her sensitive younger son. Sacrificing and servile (and nearly illiterate) Panayiota is trapped within a domestic environment that prevents her from achieving independence. One day, an opportunity for employment as a cleaner at a nearby mall stirs in her the excitement of a new life. Eager but introverted, she quickly becomes a model employee, gains financial independence, and expands her social life beyond the walls of her apartment. Back home, the family looks on with respect at Panayiota’s blossoming freedom. Yet her newly gained autonomy stands to be prematurely pruned by a series of layoffs at work.

international title: Her Job
original title: I Doulia tis
country: Greece, France, Serbia
sales agent: The Party Film Sales
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Nikos Labôt
film run: 90'
release date: GR 28/02/2019, FR 1/05/2019
screenplay: Nikos Labôt, Katerina Kleitsioti
cast: Marisha Triantafyllidou, Dimitris Imellos, Maria Filini, Eleni Karagiorgi, Konstantinos Gogoulos, Hovik Karampetian
cinematography by: Dionysis Eftymiopoulos
film editing: Dounia Sichov
costumes designer: Vasileia Rozana
music: Jean Christophe Onno
producer: Maria Drandaki, Julie Paratian
co-producer: Milan Stojanović
production: Homemade Films, Sister Productions, Sense Production
backing: Greek Film Centre (GR), ERT SA (GR), CNC (FR), Film Center Serbia (RS), Cineventure (FR), SEE Cinema Network (GR)
distributor: Weird Wave, Jour2fête

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